A massive weekend
RUGBY LEAGUE: Just days away from the Origin decider, some 665 under-12 players descended onto the Gladstone Junior Fields of dreams.
It was the first day of the coveted Jason Hetherington Cup - in its ninth year and no doubt there will be talent scouts on the lookout for the next Cam Smith or Johnathan Thurston.
Some 35 teams from up and down the coast participated in the popular march past yesterday morning as parents, relatives and close friends watched on.
Gladstone Valleys have started their campaign in stunning fashion with ripping wins against Bundaberg, Biloela, Brothers Bulldogs Mackay and North Rockhampton Knights.
Valleys will be keen to keep its undefeated start in tact and meet Albany Creek Crushers from 8.20am today.
There are three other Gladstone-based teams in the JHC doing battle and they are Brothers in pool two, Tannum Seagulls in pool three and Wallabys in pool four.
Brothers sit second on the ladder with four wins and one loss and the team take on Highfield Eagles from 10am today.
The Seagulls meet Blackwater Crushers today from 9am after a win-less first four games yesterday in pool three.
Wallabys are in pool four and have had a mixed start with three losses and a win which was against West Bundaberg (12-0).
Wallabys play Nambour Crushers from 9am today and results can be followed on the QRL Central Division sportingpulse website.